For this special issue it was only right to interview the man who, in real terms, helped to put the Porsche name firmly in motor racing record books as a marque to be respected and feared. In 1970, together with Richard Attwood, from a distant grid position, they defied all the odds to claim Porsche`s first Le Mans title. At this most defining moment in the marques history, Herrmann kept a promise he made to his wife and bowed out of motor racing. Now, at the age of 90 years and still having a heavy work schedule, including appearances for both Porsche and Mercedes, I felt privileged that he took time to answer my questions. It has to be remembered that Hans Herrmann speaks little English; therefore, I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Mr. Giacomo Coppola and Mrs. Ursula Pearson for their kind assistance with translations.